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cancer mortality is declining 1% per year

The main oncologists Spain stressed yesterday that the cancer mortality is declining 1% per year since 2000 and that investments are acceptable, but considered that further resources and assistance to the sick has considerable shortcomings with the low number of specialists, which forces them to reduce the “time care to an extent unacceptable. ” He estimates that Spain would need to raise the specialists in almost one third to 23 per million inhabitants (about 1,008). The national health system now has only 15 per million population (705).


The Foundation for Excellence and Quality Oncology (ECO), formed by 23 department heads of the main Spanish hospitals, estimated that by 2015 there will be in Spain 220,000 new cases of cancer and is expected that one in four people suffer the disease at some point in their lives. It is estimated that today in Spain about 1.5 million people may have cancer. According to Rafael L√≥pez, head of the Clinical Hospital of Santiago de Compostela, the “increased workload”, and the shortage of specialist, joins the “poor” oncologic training taught in Spanish universities and the need to move towards a “more humanized medicine. “

 
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Posted by on February 23, 2011 in cancer news

 

Breastfeeding Can Help Protect Children In The Future From Cancer

About 60% of births in Armenia are currently breastfeeding, said Head of the Department of Maternal and Child Health Ministry of Health Karine Saribekian.


“According to 1994 in Armenia, about 20%, ie 20 out of 100 children, were breastfed for up to four months. Over the next three or four years, the number of such children has tripled and even quadrupled. After this index again fell slightly. Currently, about 60% of births in Armenia are breastfed, “- said Saribekian on Thursday at the parliamentary hearings on the issue of breast-feeding children in Armenia.


According to the head of department, breast-feeding not only helps to strengthen the health of both mother and child, but also creates a strong emotional bond between them.


As noted Saribekian, interesting practice doctors apply to women who want to abandon their children in the hospital. “They just give us feed the baby. After that, the vast majority of women take their children “- she said.


As informed Saribekyan, with mother’s milk the child absorbs and information stored at the level of genes. That is why, as stressed by the representative of the Ministry of Health of Armenia, should be encouraged breastfeeding at least six months.


Chairman of the Standing Committee on Health, Maternity and Childhood Ara Babloyan said that breastfeeding can help protect children in the future from such diseases as diabetes, cancer, and the mothers will prevent breast cancer  and ovarian cancer.


“Breastfeeding could save lives of millions of children around the world” – said Babloyan.

 
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Posted by on February 18, 2011 in cancer news

 

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